Summer programs at Lake Wenatchee

From a State Parks press release:

The state Parks and Recreation Commission will host several summer activities at Lake Wenatchee State Park through Sept. 2.

2 p.m. July 1, Conserving Natural Resources. Junior Ranger program will discuss ways to conserve natural resources.

7 p.m. July 5, Birds of Lake Wenatchee. Heather Murphy, a wildlife biologist and artist, will present a slide show discussion of native birds.

2 p.m. July 8, July 29 and Aug. 26, FIREFIREFIRE! Junior Ranger program features fire safety information and hands-on demonstrations.

7 p.m. July 8, Central Washington’s Greatest Hits… Geologically! Nick Zentner, a Central Washington University geology professor, will present a short program on regional geology.

6:30 p.m. July 14, Glacial History of the Lake Wenatchee Area. Kelsay Stanton, earth science instructor at Wenatchee Valley College, will lead a slideshow presentation and nature walk on local glacial history.

2 p.m. July 15, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26,  Rocks Rock! Junior Ranger program will highlight some of the geologic history of the park and point out evidence of some ancient geological influences found around the area.

7 p.m. July 15, Songs and Stories. Tom Rawson will sing folk songs and tell lively stories.

2 p.m. July 22,  Animal Tracks. Junior Ranger program will focus on the footprints left behind by animals found in the park.

11 a.m. July 29, The Reptile Man. Scott Petersen, “The Reptile Man,” from The Reptile Zoo in Monroe will delight audiences with a unique presentation highlighting a collection of reptiles found in the Pacific Northwest.

2 p.m. Aug. 5,  Bug Safari. Junior Ranger program will lead a forest safari for various types of bugs in the park.

7 p.m. Aug. 12,  Appalachian Step Dance. The Eclectic Cloggers, accompanied by Moonshine and Turpentine, will present a step dance and Appalachian tunes presented in traditional Appalachian dress.

2 p.m. Aug. 19, One, Two, Tree!  Junior Ranger program focuses on identifying a few common trees in the park and how to tell their age.

11 a.m. Sept. 2,  Salmon Life Cycle. Junior Ranger program will discuss the life cycle of Sockeye salmon.

Participants should meet at the outdoor amphitheater located in Lake Wenatchee’s southern campground unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change. A Discover Pass is required for parking. For more information, call 763-3101.

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